HeartCode PALS is a blended learning delivery method. Blended learning is a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes the video portion of the course in a self-directed manner, followed by a hands-on session with an instructor.
The online portion of this comprehensive eLearning program uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. The online portion of this course (course product 15-1412) is purchased directly through AHA and is completed prior to registration/attendance to your skills session at TMCC. Fees for the online course are not paid to TMCC and are not part of the skills session fees.
To enter the online course, students must complete a precourse self-assessment. Students will then be presented with a team dynamics lesson and 10 In-hospital patient cases, including a BLS case and 2 megacode cases.
Upon successful completion of all the patient cases, students must pass the written exam with a score of 84%. Students then are able to register and attend the hands-on session at TMCC for full course completion.
Who Should Take The Course
Healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics.
- High-quality child CPR AED and infant CPR.
- Recognition of patients who do and do not require immediate intervention.
- Recognition of cardiopulmonary arrest early and application of CPR within 10 seconds.
- Apply team dynamics.
- Differentiation between respiratory distress and failure.
- Early interventions for respiratory distress and failure.
- Differentiation between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock.
- Early interventions for the treatment of shock.
- Differentiation between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias.
- Clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias.
- Post–cardiac arrest management.
Students must currently hold an American Heart Association Basic Life Support Provider CPR Card.
The cost for TMCC's PALS course is $100.
A textbook is included in your purchase of the online course. You will have access to this in your AHA ebooks library.
PALS: Participants who complete the course and pass the written exam will receive a course completion card (credential), which is good for a two-year period. This will come in the form of an eCard, which will be emailed to you. (If you have taken a prior course and have not yet received the card, please check your email's "spam" folder first, prior to contacting the instructor.)
- Please wear appropriate clothing for performing CPR skills (bending over and working on the carpet).
- Workshops are taught in English; if you require special assistance due to learning disabilities or language barriers please notify us at time of registration.
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
Qualified students with physical or documented learning disabilities have the right to free accommodations to ensure equal access to educational opportunities at Truckee Meadows Community College. This service is free of charge to the student.
TMCC's Disability Resource Center handles all accommodation requests for students in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Contact TMCC's Disability Resource Center for more information.
Requests for assistance must be made at least seven working days in advance of the workshop.
American Heart Association (AHA)
The American Heart Association (AHA) strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in CPR and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Its use in an instructional course does not represent sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the AHA.
How to Register/Workshop Dates
The CPR program has launched a new system for payments and registration (we now accept credit/debit card payments). Visit our new registration/payment site to view upcoming workshops, pay online and to reserve your spot.
In rare cases, classes may be canceled due to very low enrollment or weather conditions. If this occurs, students will be notified and will have the option of attending another class or request a refund within two weeks of cancellation.
Cancel more than three business days in advance of the class start date and you’ll receive a full refund minus a $10 cancellation fee. Cancel three working days or less and receive a 50% refund minus a $10 cancellation fee. Once class begins, however, refunds will not be given.
Please contact us with any questions you may have prior to registration.